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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Warfield Theater on 1999-04-16


Topics Live concert


4/16/99 - Phil & Friends
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Recording Info:
SBD (24 Track Recording Mix) -> Master Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony D8) -> RME Hammerfall Digiface -> Sony Vaio C1VP ->
Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN (3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs SHN)

Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
6/30/04

Notes:
-- All disc changes are seamless.

Set 1:
d1t01 - Help On The Way ->
d1t02 - Slipknot! ->
d1t03 - Franklin's Tower
d1t04 - Wish You Were Here ->
d1t05 - Tennessee Jed
d1t06 - Stella Blue
d2t01 - Alligator

Set 2:
d2t02 - Bertha ->
d2t03 - Prince Caspian ->
d2t04 - St. Stephen ->
d2t05 - The Eleven ->
d2t06 - Unbroken Chain
d3t01 - Chalkdust Torture ->
d3t02 - Mountains Of The Moon ->
d3t03 - Scarlet Begonias ->
d3t04 - Fire On The Mountain

Encore:
d3t05 - Donor Rap
d3t06 - Band Intros
d3t07 - Ripple

Lineup:
Phil Lesh - Bass
Steve Kimock - Guitars
John Molo - Drums
Trey Anastasio - Guitar
Page McConnell - Keys
Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay - Vocals


Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Venue Warfield Theater
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD (24 Track Recording Mix) -> Master Dat (44.1k) via Charlie Miller
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

SBD (24 Track Recording Mix) -> Master Dat (44.1k) via Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: GratefulnirvanA - - January 29, 2015
Subject: Impressive
I'm a bit surprised no one is reviewing, or more accurately raving, about this show right now! While we are all in the throes of waiting for our mail order tickets for the 50th anniversary GD shows, this run seems like something people will find out about before that run. If you had any doubt that a group really could rock these songs in '99, fear not. This is where the good stuff is. Download and savor.

As always, thank you Mr. Miller. Flawless indeed.
Reviewer: Dylan M - - November 12, 2013
Subject: Some of the best post-Grateful Dead music
Why haven't these three shows been released? (Please don't)

Show is out of control perfection. Miller's transfer as always brings heavy bass and perfect pitch. The lineup is as tight as a band that had been performing instrumentals together for decades. I guess Phil can bring that out in folks.

Page & Trey bring the right Phish songs into rotation that compliment the Dead set nicely. Caspian Jam is lovely. If some of the routine transitions/changes are a little less together than they could be, its fun to hear them discovering the nuances together.

The Q was the best lineup for P&F, but these three shows show display potential potency of this as the real deal post-G Dead.

After all the ridiculous Phish v. Dead fan squabbling, this show reveals a lineup of musically connected old friends. Very jam forward, both Phish and Dead phriendly.

A gem on the archive.
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - - May 11, 2012
Subject: "The Real Ones"
That was the buzz after this run. Listening to it there are some might sweet treats on this night.
The Slipknot! alone is worth the prices of admission.
There are some missteps, the transition into Franklin's and jumping right into Tennessee Jed after a reflective instrumental of Stella Blue.
The Alligator is very nice as it is "phishified".

Set two has Trey stepping up and out big time. He really explodes during The Eleven and Unbroken Chain. This version is before the dramatic long build up ending and Page is stellar on it.
The Scarlet is another gem.

You do realize how much Kimock and Phil enjoyed playing off each other and hopefully that fence will be mended some day and they will play together again.
Molo is a beast the entire night.
Reviewer: H.B. Woodrose - - February 5, 2009
Subject: Caspian
The "Prince Caspian" jam is the highlight for me. Listening to those guitars meet and swirl around each other at such a skyscraping height, and Phil navigating the whole thing is otherworldly (for lack of a better term).

Phish meets the Dead-- and the blend is potent.
Ambitious setlist (WYWH four songs in!)
Perfect sound.
Thank you to everyone involved.
Reviewer: cortez101 - - January 21, 2009
Subject: Its all relative
Superb Scarlet>Fire. Feels like they rehearsed it.

Giving it 5 stars because when you compare it to other PL&F concerts it is a stand out show. Could be the best ever. Heck the guitar work trumps a lot of the later GD stuff. I know that's heresy but its true.

Oh Ya .... 24-track>DAT rules. Just get this version.
Reviewer: high flow - - November 19, 2008
Subject: "Flawless"
I'm reviewing this show because the latest reviews of this night have been reviews of an inferior recording.

Charlie Miller called this 24-track mix "flawless" waaaaaay back in '05.

So,it is clear that this is the copy to hear and DL.

These day, it is vital to click "check for other copies" before you listen, DL or review.
Reviewer: Mike Cooley's evil twin - - July 30, 2007
Subject: Downhill from here for P&F
While certainly not flawless, this was the highlight of the three nights and my pick for best P&F show. Check out the dueling guitar jam in the Help on the Way, then the Franklin's Tower, Alligator and Bertha. Those are the highlights.

The Stella was a had to be there moment, imo. Which I was, so I'm a fan. It's my favorite composition by Jerry and Hunter, so I was touched by the tip of the hat. I was also annoyed when the went to the vocal arrangement with Warren Haynes later. I thought a one-time-only instrumental tribute was the way to go.
Reviewer: bubbbleHouse - - May 13, 2007
Subject: FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you dont have these warfield 99 april run, (15,16,17)

Basically your retarded.... like really

prolly the top 5 (post Jerry) dead shows
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - February 7, 2006
Subject: ONE OF THE BEST DL'S ON THIS WHOLE SITE
I have heard hundreds of shows and this one stands alone. Required listening for anyone into good music. Agree with others they never try to emulate Jerry and bring their own superior musical talent to bear in this.
Reviewer: trippingsnake - - April 6, 2005
Subject: great stuff
wow, this is really good. This lineup creates such a great sound. Its not as nostalgic and boring as the current 'the dead' or Phil Lesh and Friends. Its got its own flavor. I love how Trey and Steve arent really trying to imitate jerry's style on these songs. These are guys who love the dead and are are playing there own stylistic interpretations of the songs. It really flows and sounds excellent. By far the best project old Phil has ever done outside the dead. The shows with this lineup are absolute gems. Listen to this show, its almost impossible not to love.
Reviewer: trippingsnake - - April 6, 2005
Subject: great stuff
wow, this is really good. This lineup creates such a great sound. Its not as nostalgic and boring as the current 'the dead' or Phil Lesh and Friends. Its got its own flavor. I love how Trey and Steve arent really trying to imitate jerry's style on these songs. These are guys who love the dead and are are playing there own stylistic interpretations of the songs. It really flows and sounds excellent. By far the best project old Phil has ever done outside the dead. The shows with this lineup are absolute gems. Listen to this show, its almost impossible not to love.
Reviewer: Johnny2bad - - March 27, 2005
Subject: Wow!
blah blah blah blah blah blah WOW!!
Reviewer: theterriblebob - - February 8, 2005
Subject: tha shittttt!!!!
oh this is the real deal folks you should seriously not take the time to read the rest of any reviews DL NOW BIATCH . like a true sbd of an on phish show and an on dead show at the seame time
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